Ash Patel is a Programme Head for Justice at the Nuffield Foundation. Ash have over 18 years of experience conducting and commissioning empirical social research and specialises in complex and mixed methods research and evaluation focus on low income and disadvantaged groups. Ash current role, he is responsible for developing the Foundation’s justice portfolio to strengthen access to justice and advice sector related research and support the operational effectiveness of the justice system. Prior to joining Nuffield Foundation, Ash was Head of Research (Inclusion) at the Learning and Work Institute (L&W) where his work focussed on the interaction between work and health, integrated service delivery and labour market disadvantage. This has included designing and delivering evaluations of integrated work and health interventions, co-located services and Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service models.